Corona in Queens in Queens County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Types of Domestic Chickens
Today there are about 200 different breeds of domestic chicken. Many of them are bred for eggs or meat or for both purposes, while other chickens are raised just for show. Most breeds come in two sizes: standard and bantam. Bantams are miniature chickens, usually about one-quarter to one-third the size of standards. Among standard chickens, egg layers are smaller than other varieties.
You can see some of these chickens on exhibit here.
Leghorns lay white eggs, which are preferred by many consumers. The females weigh 5 pounds, while their male counterparts weigh 7 pounds.
Rode Island Red
This dark-red bird, first bred in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, produces the most eggs among breeds raised for both meat and eggs. Males weigh 8-9 pounds, females 6-7 pounds.
Bred as a show chicken, the Cochin is a large bird with heavy feathering on the body and legs. Males weigh 10-13 pounds, females 9-11 pounds.
This chicken is bred for both eggs and meat. Males and females weigh 9 and
Used for both eggs and meat, the Wyandotte was developed in the United States in the late 1800s. Males and females weigh 8-9 and 6-7 pounds, respectively.
The Brahma, raised for both its meat and eggs, is a large bird (males weigh 10-12 pounds, females 7-9 pounds) with heavy feathering on the body and legs. The Brahma's ancestry traces back to China, but the b reed was developed in the United States during the late 1800s.
Both males and females of this striking-looking breed of show chicken have a large crest of feathers growing out of a knob on top of the head. Polish males weigh about 6 pounds, females weigh 4 pounds.
Originally from Asia, this breed has very fine, almost hair-like feathers. Silkies are frequently bred for show, with males weighing about 3 pounds and females weighing 2 pounds.
Erected by Wildlife Conservation Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Animals.
Location. 40° 44.612′ N, 73° 50.986′ W. Marker is in Queens, New York, in Queens County. It is in Corona. Marker can be reached from 111th Street just north of 54th Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 53-51 111th St, Corona NY 11368, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Domestic Chicken (here, next to this marker); Domestic Goat (within shouting distance of this marker); Domestic Horses (within shouting distance of this marker); Gates of Life (within shouting distance of this marker); An Outstanding Partnership (within shouting distance of this marker); Domestic Cattle (within shouting distance of this marker); Our twin Andean bear cubs were born on July 28, 2021 (within shouting distance of this marker); We're Working to Save Andean Bears (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Queens.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2023. It was originally submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on March 14, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.